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Indybay FeatureRelated Categories: California | Education & Student Activism | Immigrant Rights
UC's Sue Homeland Security to Protect DACA
Today, the University of California sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in federal court to stop the Trump administration from rescinding DACA. The California State College and Community College systems have said they will continue to support DACA recipients.
photo: Charlie Moehle from SF Defend DACA rally on Sept 5. Please credit photographer.
California is the state with the highest DACA initial recipients, more than 220,000. Today, the University of California sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in federal court to stop the Trump administration from rescinding DACA. The UC called Trump's decision to rescind the immigrant-protection program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, unconstitutional. In recent days, the California State College and Community College systems both made announcements about their support for DACA recipients.
California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley said in a statement earlier this week there will be continued support for undocumented students attending the state’s 114 community colleges, and that they remain committed to serving all students, regardless of immigration status.
Californians are largely committed to defending DACA. There were rallies throughout the state when the Trump administration announced their anti-immigrant decision on Tuesday.